Soup, snow, and vol-au-vent

Yesterday, I finished the pumpkin by making a soup for lunch. I put plenty of garlic in and fried a chopped apple with the onion, before boiling up the pumpkin in the stock. I pureed prior to finishing the soup. I have to say, it was a very pleasant soup, although it could have done with a little more apple in the mixture, IMHO.

Pumpkin and apple soup

At last the snow has stopped, but the forecast is that the bad weather will last another couple of weeks. After dark, I took a pic of the picnic table on my patio in order to provide you with an idea of the extent of the snow fall.

Snow on the patio table

Today, I used up some puff pastry we had left over; I made a square shaped vol-au-vent and filled it with stir fried mushrooms and vegetables (including some bean sprouts). I used some toasted sesame oil in the wok and that seemed to impart a very nice flavour to it.

Vol-au-vent with mushroom stir-fry

Time is slipping by and I must get in some piano practice. Talk to you later, my dear blogophiles.

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